Xorg is a full featured X server that was originally designed for UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems running on Intel x86 hardware. It now runs on a wider range of hardware and OS platforms.

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X server fails after installing Nvidia in Mint 18

I'm having a looping issue with Linux Mint 18 where it cannot get out of the same repeated cycle of "Failed to launch desktop manager" with that blue graphic screen asking me if I want to look at the ...
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Is it possible to play audio from two X servers in two TTYs simultaneously?

I've found that for some games, the interaction with my window manager is such a headache that it's easier to run them in a non-compositing WM in a TTY. What I'd like to know is whether it's possible ...
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Why does startx give a black screen, with no errors?

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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Forwarding OpenGL from VirtualBox to Host

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 as host and Arch Linux as guest (both used as a desktop system). After doing some port forwarding and config. I can do X over SHH to make X apps run on VirtualBox but show on ...
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“No protocol specified” when starting Xorg via lightdm, but works when started directly

To start the X server on boot, use of a display manager such as lightdm seems to be the preferred method. However, if I start X by starting the lightdm service, I get a "No protocol specified" error. ...
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xorg.conf XkbOption ignored for terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp to restart X

I want Ctrl+Alt+Bksp to restart X, so I created an xorg.conf rule: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/53-zap.conf: Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontZap" "false" EndSection Section "InputClass" ...
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Equivalent for `dm-tool switch-to-user `otheruser in different display managers

When using lightdm I can switch to another user by executing dm-tool switch-to-user. Is there a way that doesn't depend on the display manager? If not, what would be the equivalent command for the ...
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Set the screen brightness: xbacklight does not work on HDMI, xrandr --brightness does not stick

I'm trying to set custom screen bindings in i3WM and looking for a way to decrease/increase the brightness on button press. I've tried using the following: xbacklight -dec10 xbacklight -set 70 ...
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How do I set up one GTX 960 to run three monitors using displayport Nvidia driver on Fedora 24?

How do I configure three monitors on a GTX960 gfx card for a continuous display across all three monitors on Linux (Fedora 24)? I've tried to Xorg -configure with the three monitors plugged into the ...
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3 Monitors on Fedora

I just got a new TV and I want it to be a 2nd secondary display, however it will only allow me to turn on 2 monitors at any given time. How can I make it allow me to use an arbitary number of monitors?...
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A tool for automatically applying RandR configuration when external display is plugged in

is there a tool which enables one to: remember current RandR configuration (position, orientation, resolution etc) on per-monitor basis, automatically apply last known good configuration as soon as ...
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Mouse scroll wheel speed far too sensitive

In my Crunchbang installation with X11, openbox, my wireless usb mouse is listed at both /dev/psaux and /dev/input/mouse0. It's working fine apart from the scroll wheel, which although active, is far ...
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Configuring fluxbox (or any other WM) on FreeBSD

First time using FreeBSD (or any BSD). I recently installed FreeBSD and installed xorg and fluxbox with: pkg install xorg fluxbox And put this in the .xinitrc for my user: exec xterm & ...
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GDM not launching gnome-session after installing nvidia drivers

I recently tried to install nvidia drivers on my arch system (regular nvidia). After running all the tools and commands from the arch wiki, I rebooted my system. Everything worked fine and the GDM ...
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Monitor connected via displayport to DVI adapter won't sleep properly

I have a monitor connected to my machine that displays odd behavior when entering power saving sleep mode. When entering sleep, the monitor will alternate between blanking and displaying a default ...
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How can I make the screen black and white?

This is basically to transform the screen (of a laptop), into a black and white screen. I am using Ubuntu 13.04.
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gnome-classic as default session for all users?

How to set gnome-classic as default session for all users in gdm3 (system-wide setting)? I'm using Debian Jessie with GNOME 3.12. I've tried creating fake gnome.session in /etc/xdg/gnome-session/...
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Possible missing firmware

I've just installed Backtrack 5 r3 (Gnome, 64bits) on my new machine but I am kind of facing a problem. I tried installing ATI driver, gparted, and libc for 32-bit support and I always seem to be ...
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Launching graphical application from tty to improve performance

Would there be any performance increase by opening a tty terminal and exec application as opposed to launching from a DE/WM, or would that only be the case if I were to boot without starting xorg (...
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Dell Precision Trackpoint Odd configuration

I'm trying to enable middle mouse button scrolling on my dell precision with 4 buttons on the trackpad and a trackpoint with 3 buttons thing. However it does something weird with how the button events ...
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Xorg.conf leaves me with no visible output

I have yet another laptop which is a casualty of the proprietary Nvidia driver. I would like to do CUDA development on the laptop (Dell Precision 5510 with Quadro M1000M and 4k display), so I want ...
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Cannot start X server on new FreeBSD install

I Installed FreeBSD (from the USB image) and was able to log in. I installed xorg using pkg install xorg . But I cannot start the X server. When I use startx, I get an error: xinit: unable to run ...
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Laptop Touchpad suddenly not working on Arch Linux

I've been struggling to get synaptic to work properly since installing arch on my laptop about a year ago, and its finally broken completely. I need help figuring out why, as nothing I've done in the ...
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Why did xorg.conf break X?

So here's the deal; I was reading the man page for xorg.conf when I decided to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to try some of the flags listed in the 'SERVERFLAGS' section. When I opened the file in vim, I ...
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How to tell intel graphics to use my custom EDID file?

As the topic says: How to tell intel graphics to use my custom EDID file?
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How do I get X to start without a monitor attached while using NVIDIA drivers?

card : Geforce GT 730 OS : Centos 6.5 I'm trying to demo HP RGS on a CentOS 6.5 machine located in a DC offsite. RGS requires X to be running with NVidia HW acceleration, but I can't get X to start ...
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mtrack tap drag

I install arch linux on my mac pro. I use the mtrack. Now, I thinks the three finger drag is work for mtrack, but I still can not drag the window. I test this: >xinput test 13|grep -v motion ...
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startx error when setting up X server on archlinux

I am trying to install X on my archlinux home desktop. I get this error when trying to start it (startx/xinit): [root@computer ~]# startx xauth: file /root/.Xauthority does not exist xauth: file /...
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How to setup x11 touchscreen in linux desktop?

I am using opensuse desktop with two screens, top and bottom. Only the bottom screen is touchscreen, which is USB touchscreen. Both monitors are used as a single screen. I tried to configure the touch ...
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Cannot add new mode in xrandr for external monitor

Today I was trying to connect my second monitor to my notebook. I have: nvidia graphic card 304.43 drivers [support xrandr 1.2] archlinux [up-to-date] awesome wm xrandr 1.3 My problem is with ...
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Conky on multiple display?

I have an external display that show the right part of my screen (--right-of option in xrandr), And my conky panel was just gone. (occupies space, but not visible on both display) What I want is the ...
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dual-monitor bugs during resolution setting

My OS is Slackware 13.37 64-bit. I have two monitors. Primary one supports 1920x1200 and the secondary one 1280x1024. I use this line to enable dual monitors in "non-clone" mode: xrandr --output ...
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Second X server Linux Mint

I looked up how to start a second X server, and everyone says to go a a virtual terminal and enter this command: startx -- :1 I want to start a second X server in a different virual screen (ctrl+...
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how to configure xorg.conf for extended desktop?

I would like to setup the dual monitor settings where I can use two monitors as a single Desktop with single panel, single launcher and when some programs are maximized then it should span both the ...
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Cannot start xorg, but I can login on wayland

after doing this and this this with the purpose of installing my AMD fglrx proprietary graphics driver (radeon 6630m-intelhd3000 integrated on lenovo thinkpad e420), after many hours with virtual ...
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How can I get both custom compose sequences and Unicode character entry?

Entering raw Unicode characters by first hitting Ctrl+Shift+u and then entering the hex value of a code point to get that character (e.g. 262D for ☭) is quite useful, esp. when you're testing ...
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XOrg-config-files in a bumblebee setup

I've got a notebook with optimus technology (intel GPU + nvida GPU when needed). I had installed bumblebee-nvidia, nvidia-driver and primus, as every tutorial says to remove all xorg.conf files since ...
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How do I disable touchpad [duplicate]

My cats love to sit on my lap while I'm working and it is almost impossible to keep them out of touchpad. How can I disable it? I'm using libinput driver and no desktop environment.
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gnu screen command for X

The current work flow is like this, a user logs into a session and begins processing. At a later time that user's shift ends. At this point the user is still processing but able to detach from the ...
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Kali won't boot user GUI, xserver won't start, can startx via tty2, How to Solve?

I am having trouble getting Kali (as a vbox guest vm) to boot into GUI after updating to rolling release via dist-upgrade.. It appears to attempt to start X on boot as the screen attempts to resolve ...
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Cannot get back signal after reboot using VGA-to-HDMI adapter

I recently bought an VGA to HDMI adapter for a HTPC (has a DisplayPort jack instead of HDMI, which got disabled when I put the TV Tuner in - long story - but VGA jack is still functional). I got it ...
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Media key problems with Microsoft keyboard

I have a Microsoft All-in-One wireless media keyboard (n9z-00001) which behaves weirdly with my current distribution, Arch Linux. (Linux 3.19.3-3-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 8 14:10:00 CEST 2015 ...
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xorg doesn't detect my AMD Radeon 8600 due “Invalid ATI BIOS from int10, the adapter is not VGA-enabled”

I have a Dell Inspiron 15r laptop with Intel CoreI7 4500u and an AMD Radeon 8600 HD and recently I have installed a Debian Jessie Linux with XFCE desktop. My problem is this: I try to install Fglrx ...
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How to setup GParted video mode in Oracle Virtualbox?

I'm trying to boot GParted live 0.14.1-6 within Oracle Virtualbox 4.2.6 r82870 (Extension Pack installed). The host OS is Windows 7, the physical graphic card is an AMD Radeon HD 6900. The physical ...
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2560x1440 resolution over HDMI with a laptop with NVIDIA Optimus and Ubuntu 15.10

I attached a new 2560x1440 display (Dell P2416D) with HDMI to my dual-booting laptop (Asus N56VJ) that has NVIDIA's dual-GPU technology. In Windows 8.1 I got the display to run with its native ...
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catalyst control center settings lost after reboot. Manjaro

I have three monitors setup in extended mode. After I reboot my system and login my displayed are reset to cloned and I need to re-set the displays in CCC. /etc/X11/xorg.conf: This still remains and ...
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How can I increase the acceleration of the mouse wheel via xinput?

I have a Microsoft wireless USB mouse whose scroll wheel seems to have absolutely no acceleration whatsoever on Linux. On Windows and OSX, the faster I scroll, the faster the page scrolls, and vice ...
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X.org shows the cache of the graphics and noise during turning on/off

Everytime when I had logged or logout on user account (most likely by LightDM) on main screen (only on main screen) for few seconds to max about one minute displayed is cache from graphic card / noise....
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Bad resolution on second monitor Fedora 24

I have a 32" TV and I want to use it as a secondary monitor. I've been following this guide on how to change the resolution using xorg.conf. I created three files inside /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/: ...
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Tearing on Gnome 3 in arch linux with nvidia

I have been experiencing a lot of tearing in gnome3/steam games while using the nvidia driver. I have been trying a lot of fixes such as adding triple buffer into xorg.conf; adding CLUTTER_PAINT=...